SPEAKER KADAGA DISAPPOINTED OVER PRESIDENT M7 DELAY TO SIGN MINIMUM WAGE BILL

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is disappointed with the president for delaying to assent to the long awaited Minimum Wage Bill 2015 that is aimed at improving the plight of Ugandan workers.

The Speaker who was receiving a petition over the increasing unemployment in the country from the concerned youth under their umbrella body Uganda Youth Federation for Good Governance also said the Minister for Youth will be tasked to explain the government’s commitment in addressing the issue of unemployment.

In August this year, President Museveni returned the Minimum Wage Bill 2015 to Parliament without assenting to it arguing there are no gaps in the Minimum Wage Board and Wages Council Act that the bill seeks to cure.

Kadaga said she was disappointed that President Museveni had failed to assent to the bill that Ugandan workers had longed for.

The speaker however, promised to prioritize the issue of youth unemployment by tasking the Youth minister to explain government’s commitment to addressing the issue.

“The politicians should stop politicizing the issue of unemployment and instead come up with policies to avert their plight,” she said.

The youth called upon the president to reduce on the number of cabinet members because a lot of money is spent on paying them exorbitant salaries which money can be used to create jobs for the youth.

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